Australian power station gets its new equipment from China and Japan
Power station project in Central Queensland, Australia recently received critical equipment in the form of a transformer and a generator from China and Japan. Handled by DB Schenker, the two units, both made by Toshiba, weighed 259 tonnes and 262 tonnes, respectively.
The DB Schenker Global Projects & Industry Solutions (GPIS) with its team of projects experts leveraged its experience gained over many years on the most challenging and remote projects on the planet such as the Gorgon LNG project at Barrow Island, Australia, or South Flank Iron Ore in the Australian Outback.
“A difficult but ultimately rewarding project requiring out of the box thinking with engineered solutions we executed with our premium partners in 50,000 manhours incident and injury free to the full satisfaction of all stakeholders,” said DB Schenker Project Manager, Bernd Schuler.
Schuler added that project was an end-to-end solution for the generator from Japan and transformer from China, bridging a travel distance of over 8,845 kilometres by heavy lift vessels to Australia, a barge transhipping operation at Gladstone port and the most challenging part for last – the 302 km on road requiring a specialised Girder trailer at transport length of 116m and weighing 665t to the power station in the Queensland hinterland.